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acting exercise

Started this discussion. Last reply by grecodan Nov 26, 2018. 12 Replies

So I'm getting ready to start my first project with actual dialog, so I've been doing a bunch of exercises to work on synching a puppet's movements to an audio track. No mouths or worries about…Continue

I'm back, and this is the current project.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Greyguy Nov 2, 2018. 6 Replies

Hello all. Been awhile since I've been here. Glad to see everyone is still active and posting great stuff.Though I'd return with a preliminary look at an armature in progress for a two-legged alien…Continue

Google Doodle in stop mo

Started Oct 31, 2013 0 Replies

The logo on the Google website features a stop motion witch for Halloween. Pretty nifty.Continue

Harryhausen Google Doodle

Started May 10, 2013 0 Replies

This has come up before, but maybe now is the time to send those suggestions in to Google. It would be a nice tribute if the Google logo were to be themed as an homage to Ray and his work. Here's the…Continue

 

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grecodan replied to Derrick's discussion Simulating the stopmo look and feel
""Possibly, the best way to get a stop motion feel (apart from actually using puppets) might be to animate straight ahead, doing every frame manually, with no key frames or computer generated in-betweens." THIS. Stop motion is a…"
Jan 18
grecodan replied to Alex Sdraub's discussion puppet shoes
"Heh heh... just saw that this conversation is four years old. Oh, well. Better late than never."
Jan 8
grecodan replied to Alex Sdraub's discussion puppet shoes
"This was a pair I made a while back. The originals were sculpted in Sculpie, while the final pair was slip cast from liquid latex in a silicon mold pulled from the originals."
Jan 8
grecodan replied to Greyguy's discussion Start a new armature
"What piece is this?"
Dec 17, 2018
grecodan commented on Dan Pasto's video
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Stop Motion Conversations

"That's really great! Restrained and not too over-the-top, like most of my efforts so far. The quick moves from Mr. Burns when he delivers his key lines are really terrific."
Dec 17, 2018
grecodan replied to grecodan's discussion acting exercise
"Thanks, Simon and Brandon!"
Nov 26, 2018
Brandon Ayers replied to grecodan's discussion acting exercise
"Here is a great list over at 11 Second Club. http://www.11secondclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=4773"
Nov 26, 2018
Simon Tytherleigh replied to grecodan's discussion acting exercise
"While it is true that animation needs to have clear gestures and exaggerate a little, I think it really is acting in slow motion. So you could apply the sort of exercises that actors do when approaching a scene. What does this character want out of…"
Nov 25, 2018
grecodan replied to grecodan's discussion acting exercise
"Thanks for the comment! Yes, I seem to have a tendency to pantomime the exact meaning of the dialog, rather than use the movement to add its own accent to the meaning. As I mentioned, this is the first time I've dealt with sync dialog, so…"
Nov 24, 2018
Darius Stuart replied to grecodan's discussion acting exercise
"I confess to being a neophyte here. I am working on my first project so my portfolio is still empty. I enjoy the process of problem solving throughout the spectrum of this medium be it, technical or artistic and how the two merge. I look forward to…"
Nov 23, 2018
Simon Tytherleigh replied to grecodan's discussion acting exercise
"Here's my two penn'orth. Have you tried acting it out and doing a LAV? It does of course depend on what style you are aiming for, but I reckon that the gestures would have more effect if you do less. I agree with Geoff about getting e.g.…"
Nov 23, 2018
Darius Stuart replied to grecodan's discussion acting exercise
"I appreciate the feedback you've given here, Geoff. It seems to me that in stop motion, just as in acting, you need to slightly exaggerate moves and expressions beyond that of real life."
Nov 23, 2018
grecodan replied to grecodan's discussion acting exercise
"Thanks for the comments, Geoff! I agree with everything you wrote. One of the big challenges I'm having is getting the confidence to "move fast" and focus on strong poses, with effective ease-ins and -outs. The films I've done to…"
Nov 21, 2018
Geoff Clark replied to grecodan's discussion acting exercise
"Hey Grecodan,  Sorry for the late reply.  I have done about 10 minutes of stop-motion acting in my film, almost done, so I have learned a few things about animating dialog. I got better as I go. My perspective is just my feelings and…"
Nov 20, 2018
grecodan replied to grecodan's discussion acting exercise
"I used Dragonframe to break down the audio file. Its built-in X-sheet function is pretty robust and very easy to set up."
Nov 11, 2018
Geoff Clark replied to grecodan's discussion acting exercise
"I like both of these, and in general the timing is great. I have some thoughts but I can't write a lot tonight due to time, but tomorrow I could.  In the meantime, could you tell me (us) what your process is for timing out your …"
Nov 10, 2018

Aging Harryhausen Fanboy

I've been a stop motion fan since 1975, when the reissue of Ray Harryhausen's 7th Voyage of Sinbad made it to the Capitol Theater in Yakima, Washington. I had to sit through a boring John Wayne movie to see it, but it was worth the wait. I've been walking on my toes with my arms pitched back ever since.

After 30 years, I finally got back to actually producing my own humble stopmo films. The first is called Eye of God, and is currently trying to weedle its way into film festivals. You can see it here: 

https://vimeo.com/38744719

The password is: graziella

I hope you enjoy this site as much as I do!

Comment Wall (3 comments)

At 4:21pm on June 11, 2012, Michael Tharme said…

I enjoyed that :-) thanks for sharing :-D

I also hope it gets into festivals too :-)

At 10:19am on June 18, 2012, Anne Breymann said…

Thank you! :v)

At 6:44pm on October 5, 2012, Production of the Mind said…
Thanks, I picked it up from Hobby lobby. cheap, n useful.

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